Sunday, 21 April 2013

Giraffe Art by Ingrid Sylvestre

Artist Ingrid Sylvestre is known as 'The Giraffe Lady' for her giraffe art work which includes her sought-after original paintings of giraffes as well as popular giraffe greeting cards. She has created giraffe family The Neckmanns and written many stories about them and is a popular story teller at events and in schools.
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Necky Becky at the Secret Portal Archway from Giraffe World in Camelopardalis Constellation to Planet Earth - Ingrid Sylvestre giraffe painting in watercolour.
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As well as the giraffe images shown on this site, you can view her greeting cards at Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Greeting Cards and Ingrid Sylvestre Greeting Cards. Her well-loved giraffe character, dad Raph G. Neckmann, has his own blog at Raph's Ramblings
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Commissioned giraffe painting - Ingrid Sylvestre - Durham Giraffes on Ice

Ingrid Sylvestre takes commissions for bespoke giraffe paintings and character art. As well as commissioning paintings for their own collections, clients frequently request work to be created for gifts for family members and friends who love giraffes.
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Necky Becky giraffe character art with her dog, Neckshund Hals - Ingrid Sylvestre - Ink & Watercolour

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For commissions, bookings, sales & enquiries, please email us at:
sylvestregallery[at]googlemail[dot]com
 or
IngridSylvestreArt[at]gmail[dot]com
(Please note, to avoid spammers, we have not created live email links on our sites, you will need to type them in manually.)

Ingrid Sylvestre's Giraffe Art
the Back Story (Or the Neck Story!)

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An 'uneckspected' theme appeared in Ingrid Sylvestre's work after she was told she had 'more neck than a giraffe'! She began creating humorous cartoons of giraffes and developed the amusing yet aspirational theme of 'Stick your neck out for your dreams'. Many of her early giraffe artworks featured scenes from Durham, where everything was 'giraffified', the buildings, landmarks and of course the residents! From these early pictures and their long-necked inhabitants giraffe family The Neckmanns emerged.
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Durham Goes Giraffe - Giraffe Greeting Cards by Ingrid Sylvestre from original giraffe painting in watercolour

Durham Goes Giraffe at Christmas - Giraffe Greeting Card by Ingrid Sylvestre from original giraffe painting in watercolour

Durham Giraffes in Love - by Ingrid Sylvestre from original giraffe paintings in watercolour

Rowing with Lots of Neck - by Durham artist  Ingrid Sylvestre from original giraffe painting in watercolour
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Ingrid printed many of her original giraffe paintings as greeting cards, including the 'Lots of Neck' and 'Giraffitude!' ranges, which became highly popular. Several of the best loved cards feature scenes of Durham as pictured above. You can see the cards, which are all available for sale, at her sites Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Greeting Cards and Ingrid Sylvestre Greeting Cards.

Giraffe family The Neckmanns with their motto 'Stick your neck out for your dreams!' - Ingrid Sylvestre giraffe artist


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As Ingrid's giraffe theme grew in popularity she began to write stories featuring her giraffe family The Neckmanns and was soon booked for story telling sessions in a variety of venues including schools. She had large life-size figures of the giraffe characters produced which accompany her on her storytelling and speaking engagements!
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Giraffe Character Necky Becky visits Durham University Botanic Garden with Durham Story Teller Ingrid Sylvestre for Giraffe Stories

Hals the Neckshund, Necky Becky's giraffe dog visits Durham University Botanic Garden for story telling.
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Plaque from Giraffe Exhibition Durham University Botanic Garden by Ingrid Sylvestre. Please click on image to enlarge to read text.
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Necky Becky's dad, giraffe Raph G. Neckmann has his own blog, Raph's Ramblings, in which he relates the adventures of the family and friends from their home, Necky Knoll House. Living on Giraffe World, a totally 'giraffified' planet in Camelopardalis Constellation light years away from our planet Earth is no problem for Raph, who communicates via the Interneck.

Giraffe dad Raph G. Neckmann looks at Planet Earth through his telescope from Giraffe World planet in Camelopardalis Constellation - Giraffe picture by Ingrid Sylvestre
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Nexciting News!! 
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World famous giraffe blogger Raph G. Neckmann, (intergalactically famous giraffe actually!), now has a new site with his blog posts in chronological order with the first, oldest post at the top - so you can read it all as a story rather than in reverse order!
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Raph G. Neckmann's Ramblings first posts at the top by giraffe artist Ingrid Sylvestre

You can click on the above image to visit Raph and family, read their stories, view their intergalactically famous giraffe pictures and even listen to their giraffe music!
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Raph Waitering at the Gleeful & Greedy Restaurant

Raph. G. Neckmann Waitering at the Gleeful & Greedy Restaurant by Ingrid Sylvestre - Artist, Writer, Creator of Raph's Ramblings
Raph Waitering at the Gleeful & Greedy RestaurantOriginal Watercolour & Ink Painting by Ingrid Sylvestre.
Size: approx 12cm x 16cm.
Price £50 (Plus Postage & Packing).
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This painting is from the Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Character collection.
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For enquiries and to purchase art, please email:
sylvestregallery[at]googlemail[dot]com

Necky Becky & Hals with Letter

Necky Becky and Hals with Letter by Ingrid Sylvestre - Artist, Writer, Creator of Raphs Ramblings
Necky Becky & Hals with LetterOriginal Watercolour & Ink Painting by Ingrid Sylvestre.
Size: approx 8cm x 8cm.
Price £50 (Plus Postage & Packing).
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This painting is from the Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Character collection.
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For enquiries and to purchase art, please email:
sylvestregallery[at]googlemail[dot]com

Littl' Nicky Painting

Littl' Nicky Painting by Ingrid Sylvestre - Artist, Writer, Creator of Raph's Ramblings
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Littl' Nicky PaintingOriginal Watercolour & Ink Painting by Ingrid Sylvestre.
Size: approx 17cm x 23cm.
Price £50 (Plus Postage & Packing).
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This painting is from the Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Character collection.
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For enquiries and to purchase art, please email:
sylvestregallery[at]googlemail[dot]com

Girth & Nektareeni

Girth & Nektareeni with pan of custard and rose - by Ingrid Sylvestre, Artist, Writer, Creator of Raph's Ramblings
Girth & Nektareeni (with pan of custard and rose)
Original Watercolour & Ink Painting by Ingrid Sylvestre.
Size: approx 12cm x 16cm.
Price £50 (Plus Postage & Packing).
*This painting is from the Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Character collection.
*For enquiries and to purchase art, please email:
sylvestregallery[at]googlemail[dot]com

Raph & Littl' Nicky Digging

Raph G. Neckmann and Littl' Nicky Digging - by Ingrid Sylvestre, Artist, Writer, Creator of Raph's Ramblings
Raph & Littl' Nicky DiggingOriginal Watercolour & Ink Painting by Ingrid Sylvestre.
Size: approx 15cm x 18cm.
Price £50 (Plus Postage & Packing).
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This painting is from the Ingrid Sylvestre Giraffe Character collection.
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For enquiries and to purchase art, please email:
sylvestregallery[at]googlemail[dot]com